Better Speech & Hearing Month: Celebrate Our SLPs

As we wrap up Better Speech and Hearing Month this May, it’s the perfect time to share more about our Speech and Language Pathology (SLP) team!

On behalf of our whole team at Mobility Rehab, thank you to ALL the amazing Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) for your care, compassion, gift, skill, dedication and hard work to make a world of a difference in our patients’ lives!

Please check out the amazing SLPs below that we are highlighting, as they provide quality therapy services in the home and in-facility here locally in our community!

Read on to learn more about our SLPs and what they do to help our patients:

Abigail Hernandez, CCC-SLP

  • Abigail enjoys listening to patients tell their stories and helping them one-on-one.
  • She loves helping patients improve their swallowing skills, so they are able to eat meals with their family and friends.

Erin Miller CCC-SLP

  • Erin was inspired to go into speech therapy because she wanted to focus on a career helping people.
  • She enjoys teaching as an adjunct professor at UCF and one of her favorite aspects of working for Mobility Rehab is how she gets to develop long-term relationships with patients and their families.

April Ganieany, CCC-SLP

  • April decided to go into the field because she enjoys working one-on-one with people and helping patients improve their quality of life. 
  • She began her career working with pediatrics but had a desire to serve the senior adult and local geriatric population after witnessing her grandmother’ s cognitive challenges.

Casey Morris, MS, CCC-SLP

As a lead SLP with Mobility Rehab, Casey shared a true glimpse into a day, a week, a month – what it is genuinely like caring for our patients – and we thank you for this perfect “day in the life” of one of our Speech and Language Pathologists:

We help a person, whose brain can no longer send the correct signals to produce basic sentences, answer the simplest of questions so he can participate in social activities with others.

We teach memory strategies to someone with dementia so she can remember the names of her grandchildren.

We rehab someone's swallowing muscles so they can have a sip of McAlister's iced tea, because it is their absolute favorite.

We give hope to the parents who have finally accepted their child is delayed, after the doctor repeatedly tells them he is just a “late talker”.

We teach someone with new cochlear implants how to communicate without sign language after a lifetime of deafness is all they know.

We help ease a stuttering child's anxiety when they are preparing to stand up in front of their class to give a book report through therapy sessions.

We show someone how to apply a passy-muir valve to their tracheostomy so they can use their voice to tell their family "I love you."

We have the difficult conversation with a family to tell them that their grandma's cognitive impairments make it unsafe for her to go back home alone.

Wow. Thank you SO MUCH, Casey, for sharing this “day in the life” description of an SLP here at Mobility Rehab! We invite you to share this blog post to help us spread awareness of how important SLPs are in our community and to our patients as well as their families.

Share this blog post link to bring extra attention to the topic, feel free to add any of the following hashtags: #SpeechTherapy, #SpeechTherapists, #SLPs, #speechies, #SpeechandLanguage, #SpeechandLanguagePathologists, #SLPlife, #SLP, etc. and make sure to reach out and connect with us with ANY questions! We are here for you and you family whenever you need us. Happy BHSM (Better Hearing and Speech Month)!